Mich. man admits to having Molotov bombs at RNC
Minneapolis (AP) — A Michigan man who allegedly came to Minnesota to attack the Republican National Convention has pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing Molotov cocktails.
The U.S. attorney's office in Minneapolis says 23-year-old Matthew Bradley DePalma of Flint, Mich., entered a guilty plea to possession of destructive devices on Tuesday.
DePalma had made at least five Molotov cocktails by the time he was arrested on Aug. 28 in a Minneapolis apartment.
He had allegedly told an FBI informant he planned to attack the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, where the convention was held, and had described a plan to use the fire bombs on police.
U.S. District Judge John Tunheim will sentence DePalma at a later date. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
DePalma remains in custody.